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 schedule Fall 2002 ASTR 2030-002 Black Holes: Timetable

Week Topic M W F
1 Th Prologue
A Vogage Among the Holes
Aug 26
Overview
Aug 28
Hades, Sagittario
Aug 30
Gargantua
2 How to write a movie script Sep 2
Labor Day
Sep 4
Contact
Sep 6
Walt Disney's The Black Hole
3 Th 1
Special Relativity
Sep 9
History
Sep 11
Postulates
Last day to drop for free
Sep 13
The nub of Special Relativity, Spacetime diagrams
4 Sep 16
Time dilation, Lorentz contraction, Spacetime Wheel
Sep 18
What things actually look like at relativistic speeds
Sep 20
Twin paradox, Tachyons
5 Th 2, 3; Be 1
General Relativity, Black Holes
Sep 23
Principle of Equivalence
Sep 25
Falling into a Black Hole
Sep 27
Schwarzschild geometry
6 Sep 30
River Description of BHs
Oct 2
Review Session
Oct 4
Exam 1
7 Th 4, 5; Be 2
White dwarfs, Neutron stars
Oct 7
White dwarfs
Oct 9
Neutron stars
Last day to drop
Oct 11
Fall Break
8 Th 8, 9; Be 3-7
X-ray Binaries, Active Galactic Nuclei
Oct 14
Brainstorming Script 1
Oct 16
Prof. Mitch Begelman
How to detect a Black Hole
Oct 18
Prof. Mitch Begelman
Jets
9 Oct 21
Census of known BHs
The Galactic Center BH
Oct 23
Supermassive BHs
Oct 25
Script 1 due
3C273, M106
10 Th 6, 7, 13, 14
Black Holes
Oct 28
Charged BHs
Oct 30
Spacetime diagrams of BHs
Nov 1
BH sequences in popular movies
11 Nov 4
Video on Special Relativity: The Mechanical Universe Lessons 41-44
Nov 6
Video: Black Holes: The Ultimate Abyss
Nov 8
Prof. Webster Cash
MAXIM
12 Nov 11
Penrose diagrams
Nov 13
Charged Black Holes
Nov 15
Rotating Black Holes
13 Th 12; Be 9
Evaporation
Nov 18
Hawking radiation
Nov 20
Review Session
Nov 22
Exam 2
14   Nov 25
Fiske: "Black Holes 1"
Nov 27
Fiske: "Black Holes 2"
Nov 29
Thanksgiving
15 Big Bang Dec 2
Gunnar Wille (tentative; sorry, no go)
Dec 4
Brainstorming Script 2
Dec 6
Big Bang
16 Dec 9
Fiske: "Big Bang"
Dec 11
Script 2 due
Extra credit show
 


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